Archive for 2017

A. E. Bye

Sunday, October 22, 2017 | Posted by

A. E. Bye Thaisa Way Forthcoming 2018 University of Georgia Press in association with LALH Paperback $26.95 A Volume in the Masters of Modern Landscape Design series   Throughout his more than fifty-year career as a landscape architect, A. E. Bye (1919–2001) approached his work with the sensibility of an artist, the eye of a […]

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LEGACY HERO: Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, New York (2017)

Monday, September 11, 2017 | Posted by

LEGACY HERO Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, New York (2017) As author, park administrator, founder and president of the Foundation for Landscape Studies, and longtime LALH board member, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers’s contributions to cultural landscape studies and preservation practice have influenced scholarship internationally and catalyzed the restoration of hundreds of iconic landscapes worldwide. Her magnum opus, Landscape […]

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HELP US SAFEGUARD THE LOCKWOOD DE FOREST JR. ARCHIVE

Sunday, September 10, 2017 | Posted by

LALH is turning to its members and friends for help in raising $25,000 to purchase the de Forest family archive, which we will then donate to the Architecture and Design Collection at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Comprehensive archives such as those at UCSB play a key role in the scholarship that supports LALH […]

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PRESERVATION HEROES: BETTY AND ROBERT BALENTINE

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Posted by

LALH honors Betty and Robert Balentine, our 2017 Preservation Heroes, for their steadfast, generous philanthropic and intellectual commitment to excellence in landscape stewardship, design, and horticultural research. In 2002, the Balentines established the Southern Highlands Reserve at Lake Toxaway, North Carolina, with a mission of sustaining a rare ecosystem. Today a twenty-acre garden is surrounded […]

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LANDSCAPES OF EXCLUSION WINS AWARD OF MERIT

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Posted by

Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South by William E. O’Brien has received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 72nd year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of […]

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ORDER LALH BOOKS FROM OUR SPRING/SUMMER 2017 ONLINE CATALOG

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Posted by

The new catalog features forthcoming LALH titles as well as our backlist, with news of recent awards. Download the catalog from our website.

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VIEW: 25TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Posted by

VIEW 2017 will arrive in the mailboxes of LALH members this summer. This special twenty-fifth anniversary issue includes articles on the garden designs of Warren H. Manning and the contemporary practitioner Laurie Olin, Betty and Robert Balentine and the Southern Highlands Reserve, Preservation Legacy honoree Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, the impact of LALH books on beloved […]

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TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF LALH

Monday, August 14, 2017 | Posted by

Since 1992, LALH has carried out its mission of educating the public and motivating stewardship of significant places. Thank you to our members and to the many organizations that have supported us over the last twenty-five years. Thank you for helping us become the leading publisher of books that advance the study and practice of […]

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Southern Authors and Their Home Places: The Eudora Welty Garden and Rowan Oak, Mississippi (2017)

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | Posted by

Southern Authors and Their Home Places: The Eudora Welty Garden and Rowan Oak Mississippi When I joined the board of the Library of American Landscape History sixteen years ago, I fully expected to learn much. What my wife, Evelyn, and I never expected was to be inspired by LALH to aid two important landscapes in […]

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Rescuing Val Verde, Montecito, California (2017)

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | Posted by

Rescuing Val Verde Montecito, California There are few gardens I have known as captivating as Val Verde. At once understated and theatrical, natural and supernatural, organized yet unpredictable, the landscape acts as a bridge between man and nature, between the old world and the new. From my first visit to the garden in the early […]

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